A majority of teachers have heard students express extremist views including racism, homophobia and conspiracy theories in classrooms across England, a study suggests.
But schools are unable to tackle extremism in young people due to a lack of resources and training, as well as limited space in the curriculum, a report by the University College London (UCL) found.
The study collated views from 96 teachers across schools in England, with the majority saying they have heard pupils express far-right extremist views in the classroom, as well as Islamophobia and “extremist views about women”.
Nearly nine in 10 say they have heard conspiracy theories being discussed by students – including the theory that Bill Gates “controls people via microchips in Covid vaccines”.
Almost all teachers say they have overheard “hateful extremism” through racist views.
Source: The IndependentCategories: News